Smriti Rao has written about her new working paper, Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research, for the CAPRi blog. As a feminist economist who researches gender inequality in developing countries, I have spent my career torn between the recognition that quantitative measures can be useful and informative, >> Read more
PUBLICATION & BLOGPOST: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research
Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design, building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more
SPECIAL ISSUE: Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change
Ambio Journal has released a special issue for Dec 2016 on "Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change" with the goal to offer a room for interdisciplinary and engaged research in global environmental change (GEC), where gender plays a key role in building resilience and adaptation pathways. This special issue consist of 13 >> Read more
The current issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security focuses on the intersection of gender, agricultural productivity, value chains and nutrition and contains papers from research carried out across the globe including in Cameroon, the Himalayas, Ethiopia, India and Malawi. Read the full issue here.
In the coming years, the agribusiness sector will navigate a rapidly shifting, increasingly challenging time. One of the challenges will be to meet the rising demand for agricultural products, even as the land suitable for growing crops declines. Navigating the changes will mean seizing new ways of increasing the productivity and efficiency of agribusiness value >> Read more
In a new blogpost on Microlinks, "Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development," Krista Jacobs and Jenn Williamson share some good insights reflecting on Feed the Future's first phase. A key lesson learned from the first five years of Feed the Future is that providing access to inputs or knowledge of agriculture production >> Read more
The Journal of Gender, Technology, and Development has a special issue on gender, climate change, and agriculture, with articles free for download! Articles touch on ICT, cookstoves, climate smart agriculture, micro-insurance, and more.
Land rights are particularly important for women’s empowerment and gender equality (…) but they continue to be systematically denied their rights to inheritance, especially in rural areas. The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series on Islamic inheritance laws and their impact on rural women in Muslim societies finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, >> Read more
UNEP just launched the first comprehensive, integrated and global assessment about gender and the environment in a new report, Global Gender and Environment Outlook. The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO) is a collaborative project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and strategic partners to bring gender issues to the heart of environmental assessment and decision-making. The >> Read more
By Melissa Hidrobo, Amber Peterman, and Shalini Roy Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally—with 1 in 3 women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime. Of course, averages hide important disparities: Women living in Tokyo’s bustling urban affluence face a different probability of victimization than an >> Read more